Reiki, a Japanese term for “universal life force energy,” is an age old system of natural healing involving the gentle laying on of hands. Below are 6 interesting things you may not know about this healing practice.
1. It boosts your energy level.
Receiving a Reiki treatment turns out to be a different experience for everyone. Most people experience a deep calm during the session and then a boost of energy later. Your body feels refreshed, and your mind clear. When you learn this natural healing technique and begin to use it on yourself regularly, you will notice a shift of greater energy over time.
2. It flows where it is needed.
Many come to a Reiki treatment to help a physical condition, only to find out that Reiki may work on an emotional issue. That’s because the emotional issue may have triggered the physical condition in your body. Reiki energy finds a way to go deep and to where you need it most. It works on all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
3. Everyone can learn it.
Reiki is not a religion or only available to a specific group of people. You already have a certain amount of healing energy. For example, have you ever noticed that when you hit your elbow you put your hand on the spot? You are intuitively using your innate healing energy. Reiki opens you up to receiving more of that energy and therefore makes it more powerful.
4. It supports healing.
Reiki is a natural first aid kit that you can use for minor burns, cuts, or scrapes, as well as headaches, sore throats, etc. When applied promptly it speeds up the healing process and relieves the pain. For example, applying Reiki helps to soothe and calm the itchiness of mosquito bites.
5. Animals love it.
Animals are very receptive to Reiki and enjoy receiving energy. If you are a Reiki practitioner, begin by placing your hands behind their ears, on their back, or belly. They intuitively know where they need it and usually stretch that body part in your direction. When they have enough, they will walk away.